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ahead. >> reporter: this political science professor at uw called this an interesting bind for the president, saying my crens is they will look the other way, but find a couple high profile people who are well beyond the bounds of our new law and bust them, but leave everyone else completely alone. if that happens, the target could be on frank snarr, but he thinks he's just the first and more private smoking rooms will soon pop up. >> and more power to them. if they can raise revenue for the state, that's what it's all about. that's what we're in business for. >> now, the bar owner stresses the buying or selling of marijuana inside his club is strictly prohibited. >>> well, still ahead this morning, as fighting continues in syria, a new move by rebel forces to improve coordination could bring on support from the united states. >> and in london, more backlash over the death of a nurse who fell victim to a radio show prank. find out what people are saying the radio host should do now. we'll be right back. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all.
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am PST
, the science experiments and such that we do on the international space station? are we in good shape to stay ahead of the curve? or do you think we are falling behind? >> no. i think we are way ahead of the curve. not only do we have the international space station, but there is a tremendous amount of private initiative that is going on in space now. it's a more exciting time. i think than i have ever seen in space. principally because we have private industry, i'm part of a nonprofit organization, putting a telescope into space. i mean, there is a tremendous amount of individual initiative and private initiative that the u.s. is leading on. >> jamie: you are tracking asteroids. >> i have been working protecting the earth from asteroid impacts for 10 or 15 years. right now, we have developed the capability to deflect an asteroid, if it is heading for earth. what we are doing now is putting up a telescope in order to provide good, early morning. -- warning. so it's eye a very exciting time. we have private people, flying supplies back and forth to the international space station. a recent ann
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? >> reporter: at the houston museum of natural science, not concern but a lot of curiosity. >> yeah, it was going so fast, it actually gets through the atmosphere, that makes the flow. >> reporter: the museum's astronomer suspects it's a meteorite, a small piece of rock burning through space. fit meets the criteria. >> did it make a trail? did it actually move? did it change color? did it move from east to west? >> reporter: a lot of scientists searching for explanation to what's called the fireball over texas, a lot of people who aren't scientists as well. >> i've heard so many different things about, you know, 2012. so it's kind of scary because it's getting closer to that day. >> a nasa expert says it may have been a meteor. national weather service says it was probably just space junk. there you go. >>> his architectural masterpieces speak for themselves. oscar niedermayer's spread across the country of brazil. next why his legacy will go on long after his death. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in americ